Idol Headlines for 11/14/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

American Idol’s Blake Lewis Pens Love Song for Natalie Portman

….”One of my songs is based on Natalie Portman, ” Blake, 26, tells In Touch. “It’s called ‘Know My Name’ and it’s about the idea of having a celebrity crush when you see someone in a magazine and you just like her for some reason and think, ‘I could be with that girl.'” ….

National Ledger

What Blake Day Dreams About: Natalie Portman

…Blake might first have to break off his relationship with Chris Richardson before that happens. I call dibbs.

Buzz Killed

Gospel Music Channel to Premiere ‘The Kitchen Sink’

Biggest Names in Gospel & Christian Music ‘ Even an American Idol ‘ Help Launch New GMC Original Series ‘The Kitchen Sink’

Sinead O’Connor, American Idol’s Chris Sligh with dcTalk’s Kevin Max Appear In Series Premiere This Sat. Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm ET/PT…….

…..The series premiere features American Idol Season 7 finalist Chris Sligh and artist/songwriter (and former member of dcTalk) Kevin Max as the show’s first in-studio guests. Controversial Irish songstress Sinead O’Connor will be featured in a profile and interview about her recent Old Testament inspired CD Theology, her first CD to be sold in Christian retail stores. O’Connor also performs songs from the record at a private show shot at Joe’s Pub in New York City…..

Christian Newswire

Glendale Glitters to feature Jordin Sparks

Glendale’s own Jordin Sparks will return home for a special appearance Nov. 23 at Glendale Glitters Spectacular.

The American Idol will help flip the switch that turns on more than 1.5 million Christmas lights at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Glendale.

Sparks will also do the annual reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

But will she sing? …….


Clarkson not a fallen “Idol, ” but she’s slipping

Kelly Clarkson needs what “American Idol” used to provide for her ‘  good songs.

At her concert Monday night at the Paramount, the original “Idol” came off as second-rate rock singer, a dime-store Pat Benatar, belting out whiny, bombastic songs, most of them of her own making, from her dismal third album, “My December, ” released in June……

Seattle Times

Clay Aiken Christmas Concert Set for 12/6 in New Jersey

Multi-Platinum recording artist Clay Aiken comes to New Jersey on December 6th for …Clay Aiken Christmas – an evening filled with Holiday Classics, including many songs which appeared on Aiken’s popular CD, …Merry Christmas with Love. Aiken will be joined by the 45-piece Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, as he brings his family-friendly concert to the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

The New Jersey show will be one of the final opportunities for Aiken fans to see him in concert, before he joins the Broadway cast of ‘Spamalot’……

All About Jazz

‘Miss Independent’ shows what Clarkson means with defiantly personal work

….The fallout from this quarter-life crisis is evident in her current, far more modest concert swing. Monday night, the woman who once nearly packed White River Amphitheatre struggled to fill the 2, 807 seats at the Paramount….


Kelly Clarkson at the Paramount Theatre: When rock critics become the fashion police

Ear Candy guilty pleasure Kelly Clarkson performed in Seattle Monday night. Unfortunately Ear Candy was unable to attend the show, but apparently Bill Gates was there. Or at least according to the Seattle P-I’s Big Blog he was.

Strangely, after looking at photos of the American Idol’s concert and reading the early review by The Seattle Times’ Patrick MacDonald (“a Seattle institute” according to the Seattle Weekly, and rightfully so in my opinion), I find myself interested in Kelly’s choice of clothing and not the music………


Elliott Yamin and Gloria Gaynor To Perform at AnthemLIVE!
Musical guests join all-star tennis lineup

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia announced it has added American Idol Finalist and Virginia native Elliott Yamin and music legend Gloria Gaynor to this year’s lineup for AnthemLIVE!

Yamin and Gaynor will perform during the event that will feature tennis stars James Blake, Serena Williams, Mardy Fish and Tatiana Golovin……..



….Mary J. Blige, Jonas Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, Queen Latifah, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland will join Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion, Chris Brown, Daughtry, Duran Duran, Fergie, Maroon 5, Nicole Scherzinger, Rihanna and, who were previously announced as performers. The star-studded show will also feature appearances by Akon, Christina Applegate, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, James Blunt, Miley Cyrus, Matt Dallas, Fabolous, Kirk Franklin, Josh Groban, Tony Hawk, Vanessa Hudgens, Lyfe Jennings, Sean Kingston, Solange Knowles, Kellie Pickler, Ryan Seacrest, Slash, Gene Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Swift, Ashley Tisdale, Blair Underwood, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Scott Weiland, Justin Chambers and Chyler Leigh….

Futon Critic


So the Writers Guild of America is on strike, which means you aren’t getting your Daily Show fix, shows like Lost might be coming to an abrupt end soon and American Idol is going to a four-hour format. At least now you’ve got time to read all those TV-related blogs you love so much, right?

Not if you were looking yesterday, you don’t. More than 20 bloggers who write about the industry went “dark” in support of the Writers Guild and its demands to be compensated for streaming TV broadcasts and other digital media. Blogs like The CineManiac and Media Pundit didn’t actually shut down or run black pages. Instead, they ran statements in support of the strike in place of their regular content, which in most cases consists of industry chatter about whose show has been canned or which writer-producer just got fired…..

The Globe and Mail